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Spearman to speak to Pee Dee Republican Women in Florence

March 19, 2019
Molly Spearman

FLORENCE, S.C. – South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman will be speaking in Florence on Tuesday, March 26.

Spearman, a Republican who was re-elected as the state’s superintendent in November, will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Pee Dee Republican Women. She has served as the state’s 18th superintendent of education since 2015.

There was a statewide constitutional amendment on the ballot in November that would have made the superintendent’s position a member of the governor’s Cabinet. Although the measure passed in Florence County, it was defeated statewide.

Spearman, a native of Saluda County, was a public school music teacher for 18 years and then served as an assistant principal. In 1993, she was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives where she served four terms. She has degrees from Lander University (music education), George Washington University (masters in educational supervision), and the University of South Carolina (education specialist).

The meeting will also feature information about what the plans of the Republican Women are for the coming year.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, at the Floyd Conference Center on the campus of MUSC Health – Florence Medical Center (formerly known as Carolinas Hospital System). The address of the conference center is 1590 Freedom Blvd.

Although it does not cost anything to attend the meeting, the Republican Women ask that those wishing to attend RSVP to Cindy Page at 843-230-5677 or at peedeerepublicanwomen.com by Friday, March 22.